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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6010

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AN ACT GRANTING NEGROS NAVIGATION COMPANY, INCORPORATED, A TEMPORARY PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN PRIVATE FIXED POINT-TO-POINT, LAND BASED, LAND MOBILE, AND COASTAL SHIP-TO-SHORE RADIO STATIONS FOR THE RECEPTION AND TRANSMISSION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES

Section 1. There is hereby granted to Negros Navigation Company, Incorporated, a temporary permit to construct, operate and maintain within the Philippines at such places as the grantee may select, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, private fixed point-to-point, land-based, land mobile, and ship-to-shore radio stations for the reception and transmission of wireless messages by radiotelegraph or radiotelephone, each station to be provided with radio transmitting apparatus and a radio receiving apparatus.

Section 2. This temporary permit shall continue to be in force for a period not exceeding twenty-five years from the date of approval of this Act, and is granted upon the express condition that the same shall be void unless the construction or installation of at least two stations be begun within one year from the date the frequency or frequencies is or are assigned by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications and be completed within one year from said date.

Section 3. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall not engage in domestic business of telecommunication in the Philippines without further special assent of the Congress of the Philippines, it being understood that the purpose of this temporary permit is to secure to the grantee the right to construct, install, operate and maintain private fixed point-to-point, land-based, land mobile, and ship-to-shore radio stations in such places within the Philippines as the interest of the grantee may justify.

Section 4. No fee shall be charged by the grantee as the radio stations that may be established by virtue of this Act shall engage in communications regarding the grantee’s business only.

Section 5. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall so construct and operate its radio stations as not to interfere with the operation of other radio stations maintained and operated in the Philippines.

Section 6. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall hold the national, provincial, city and municipal governments of the Philippines free from all claims, accounts, demands or actions arising out of accidents or injuries whether to property or to persons, caused by the construction or operation of its radio stations.

Section 7. The grantee, its successors or assigns, shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippines now existing or hereafter enacted.

Section 8. The grantee, its successors or assigns, is authorized to operate its private fixed point-to-point, land-based, land mobile, ship-to-shore radio stations in the frequency that may be assigned to it by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications.

Section 9. The grantee shall not lease, transfer, grant the usufruct of, sell or assign this temporary permit, nor the rights or privileges acquired thereunder to any person, firm, company, corporation or other commercial or legal entity, nor merge with any other person, company or corporation organized for the same purpose, without the approval of the Congress of the Philippines first had.

Section 10. A special right is hereby reserved to the President of the Philippines in time of war, insurrection, public peril, emergency, calamity or disaster to cause the closing of the grantee’s radio stations or to authorize the temporary use or possession thereof by any department of the Government or any government instrumentality upon payment of just compensation.

Section 11. This temporary permit shall be subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal by the Congress of the Philippines when the public interest so requires, and shall not be interpreted as an exclusive grant of the privilege herein provided for.

Section 12. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Enacted, without executive approval, August 4, 1969.

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